Friday, August 9, 2013

Ambassadors seek pickleball players
August 9, 2013 -

On an overcast Wednesday morning, the Macon County (NC) Recreation Park is bustling with activity.

Children splash in the pool and glide down the water slide. A couple hundred yards away, seniors play doubles on three tennis courts while the Franklin High School girls team practices on two courts.

In between the pool and tennis courts, a different kind of racket sport is being played. Rather than the thud noise of tennis rackets and balls, these players produce a higher-pitched ping from a wooden or composite paddle and a perforated plastic ball. The sport: pickleball.

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